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Chillies work as laxatives?

Chillies work as laxatives?

Some chillies,maybe: There are a lot of different types of chillies, from quite mild to extremely spicy. There is a wide range of reaction to the chillies. So the only possible answer is maybe. ...Read more

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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Laxative (Definition)

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What brand of laxatives work best?

Healthtap Doctors: are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more

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What to do when laxatives don't work?

Diet & Exercise: You should try eating more foods which are rich in soluble and insoluble fiber such as oats, bran, foods made with whole grains, fruits, and vegetables, drinking more fluids, and getting more exercise. You may also want to try an enema or suppositories. If this persists or you are in pain please get examined at a clinic or office. ...Read more

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Do laxatives not work as well as before if used too often?

Do laxatives not work as well as before if used too often?

Yes: Chronic laxative use may result in diminished colon transit. This is important to review with your doctor. ...Read more

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Help please? How long does it take powder laxatives to work?

Roughly 24: Hours. These are used in the maintenance treatment of constipation. They will be less effective at standard doses for a stool impaction. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how long it should take for laxatives to work?

Depends: Everyone's motility is different. Some may have results within a few minutes and for others, it may take a few hours. ...Read more

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Is it true that the more laxatives you take, the faster they work?

In a way: The more you take, the more effect youll get. you may get a "faster" response but it will be a stronger response and probably more than you want. Take the recommended dose and talk to your doctor if it doesnt help. ...Read more

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How well does epson salts work as a laxative?

Laxatives: Epsom salts are an "old school" laxative. It works well but it can cause a lot of cramping and discomfort. ...Read more